I know that the vector of the intensity of the electric field has the opposite direction of the gradient of the electric potential. But what baffles me is that the magnitude of the intensity and the electric potential both get smaller with distance. Is that because we consider the charge creating the field to be positive? If so, if it's negative charge creating the field the potential should get bigger with distance and the intensity gets smaller?
P.S. sorry if my question doesn't use the right terminology. also for not being styled right.